2014 Singapore Withholding Tax Workshop

Understanding the intricacies of withholding tax obligations in Singapore

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Date and time

Friday, 16 May 2014
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

(Registration will start from 1:00 p.m.)


Raffles City Convention Centre
Level 4, Bras Basah Room
80 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189560

Registration closed


Withholding tax is a tax collection mechanism to withhold income tax from non-residents with the onus of collection imposed on the payer. Amidst rising cross-border transactions, it is important to identify which payments are subject to Singapore withholding taxes, understand the implications of non-compliance and adopt practical steps in managing compliance obligations.

Join us in this workshop where we will share practical tips in determining whether a payment is subject to Singapore withholding tax. Gain hands-on experience in completing the Form IR37. We will also highlight common mistakes made by payers in their fulfilling of the withholding tax obligations. Our case studies will illustrate typical challenges and pitfalls that may arise in dealing with withholding tax, giving you a better understanding of issues and how to overcome them.

Workshop agenda

  • Introduction to Singapore withholding tax, including what payments are subject to withholding tax, when to withhold and what rate to withhold
  • Withholding tax return filing requirements and penalties for non-compliance
  • Common mistakes made by payers
  • Implications of tax treaties
  • Case studies and Q&A


  • Chai Wai Fook
    Partner, Tax Services
  • Tan Ching Khee
    Director, Business Tax Services
  • Ang Sau Tze
    Senior Manager, Business Tax Services

Who should attend

Financial controllers, finance managers, accountants and accounting staff

Seminar fee

  • Clients, alumni and SIATP members: S$214.00 per person
  • Public: S$267.50 per person.

Includes GST, coffee break and seminar materials
Group discount - A discount of 10% applies for organisations registering three or more participants in one registration.

CPE hours

3 hours

Registration/ Enquiries

Michelle H Lim
+65 6309 8908

Address for payment

Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Finance department
One Raffles Quay
North Tower, Level 18
Singapore 048583
Tel: +65 6535 7777
Fax: +65 6532 7662

Ernst & Young Solutions LLP reserves the right to cancel the seminar or amend the schedule, venue and speaker(s) due
to circumstances beyond our control. Registration is on a first-come-firstserved basis. We regret that we cannot give fee refunds, but changes in the personnel attending can be accommodated.